List of administrative divisions of Qinghai

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Qinghai Province
Province
Capital: Xining
Prefectural level divisions
Prefectural cities2
Autonomous prefectures6
County level divisions
County cities4
Counties27
Autonomous counties7
Districts6
Township level divisions
Towns115
Townships253
Ethnic townships30
Subdistricts31
Villages level divisions
Communities476
Administrative villages4,146
The administrative committees also are not counted.

Qinghai, a province of the People's Republic of China, is made up of the following administrative divisions.

Administrative divisions[edit]

All of these administrative divisions are explained in greater detail at Administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China. This chart lists all prefecture-level and county-level divisions of Qinghai.

Prefecture level County Level
Name Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Division code[1]
Xining city
西宁市
Xīníng Shì
(Capital)
(6301 / XNN)
Chengdong District 城东区 Chéngdōng Qū 630102 CDQ
Chengzhong District 城中区 Chéngzhōng Qū 630103 CZQ
Chengxi District 城西区 Chéngxī Qū 630104 CXQ
Chengbei District 城北区 Chéngběi Qū 630105 CBE
Datong County[a] 大通县 Dàtōng Xiàn 630121 DAT
Huangzhong County 湟中县 Huángzhōng Xiàn 630122 HZX
Huangyuan County 湟源县 Huángyuán Xiàn 630123 HYU
Haidong city
海东市
Hǎidōng Shì
(6302 / HDI)
Ledu District 乐都区 Lèdū Qū 630202 LDA
Ping'an District 平安区 Píng'ān Qū 630203 PIA
Minhe County[b] 民和县 Mínhé Xiàn 630222 MHE
Huzhu County[c] 互助县 Hùzhù Xiàn 630223 HZT
Hualong County[d] 化隆县 Huàlóng Xiàn 630224 HLO
Xunhua County[e] 循化县 Xúnhuà Xiàn 630225 XUH
Haibei Prefecture[f]
海北州
Hǎiběi Zhōu
(6322 / HBZ)
Menyuan County[g] 门源县 Ményuán Xiàn 632221 MYU
Qilian County 祁连县 Qílián Xiàn 632222 QLN
Haiyan County 海晏县 Hǎiyàn Xiàn 632223 HIY
Gangcha County 刚察县 Gāngchá Xiàn 632224 GAN
Huangnan Prefecture[h]
黄南州
Huángnán Zhōu
(6323 / HNZ)
Tongren County 同仁县 Tóngrén Xiàn 632321 TRN
Jianzha County 尖扎县 Jiānzhā Xiàn 632322 JAI
Zeku County 泽库县 Zékù Xiàn 632323 ZEK
Henan County[i] 河南县 Hénán Xiàn 632324 HNM
Hainan Prefecture[j]
海南州
Hǎinán Zhōu
(6325 / HNN)
Gonghe County 共和县 Gònghé Xiàn 632521 GHE
Tongde County 同德县 Tóngdé Xiàn 632522 TDX
Guide County 贵德县 Guìdé Xiàn 632523 GID
Xinghai County 兴海县 Xīnghǎi Xiàn 632524 XHA
Guinan County 贵南县 Guìnán Xiàn 632525 GNN
Guoluo Prefecture[k]
果洛州
Guǒluò Zhōu
(6326 / GOL)
Maqin County 玛沁县 Mǎqìn Xiàn 632621 MAQ
Baima County 班玛县 Bānmǎ Xiàn 632622 BMX
Gande County 甘德县 Gāndé Xiàn 632623 GAD
Dari County 达日县 Dárì Xiàn 632624 TAR
Jiuzhi County 久治县 Jiǔzhì Xiàn 632625 JUZ
Maduo County 玛多县 Mǎduō Xiàn 632626 MAD
Yushu Prefecture[l]
玉树州
Yùshù Zhōu
(6327 / YSZ)
Yushu city 玉树市 Yùshù Shì 632701 YSC
Zaduo County 杂多县 Záduō Xiàn 632722 ZAD
Chengduo County 称多县 Chēngduō Xiàn 632723 CHI
Zhiduo County 治多县 Zhìduō Xiàn 632724 ZHI
Nangqian County 囊谦县 Nángqiān Xiàn 632725 NQN
Qumalai County 曲麻莱县 Qūmálái Xiàn 632726 QUM
Haixi Prefecture[m]
海西州
Hǎixī Zhōu
(6328 / HXZ)
Ge'ermu city 格尔木市 Gé'ěrmù Shì 632801 GOS
Delingha city 德令哈市 Délìnghā Shì 632802 DEL
Mangya city 茫崖市 Mángyá Shì 632803
Wulan County 乌兰县 Wūlán Xiàn 632821 ULA
Dulan County 都兰县 Dūlán Xiàn 632822 DUL
Tianjun County 天峻县 Tiānjùn Xiàn 632823 TJN
Dachaidan Administrative Zone[n] 大柴旦行政区 Dàcháidàn Xíngzhèngqū 632857
  1. ^ Conventional name: Datong Hui and Tu Autonomous County; Chinese: 大通回族土族自治县; pinyin: Dàtōng Huízú Tǔzú Zìzhìxiàn
  2. ^ Conventional name: Minhe Hui and Tu Autonomous County; Chinese: 民和回族土族自治县; pinyin: Mínhé Huízú Tǔzú Zìzhìxiàn
  3. ^ Conventional name: Huzhu Tu Autonomous County; Chinese: 互助土族自治县; pinyin: Hùzhù Tǔzú Zìzhìxiàn
  4. ^ Conventional name: Hualong Hui Autonomous County; Chinese: 化隆回族自治县; pinyin: Huàlóng Huízú Zìzhìxiàn
  5. ^ Conventional name: Xunhua Salar Autonomous County; Chinese: 循化撒拉族自治县; pinyin: Xúnhuà Sǎlāzú Zìzhìxiàn
  6. ^ Conventional name: Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture; Chinese: 海北藏族自治州; pinyin: Hǎiběi Zàngzú Zìzhìzhōu
  7. ^ Conventional name: Menyuan Hui Autonomous County; Chinese: 门源回族自治县; pinyin: Ményuán Huízú Zìzhìxiàn
  8. ^ Conventional name: Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture; Chinese: 黄南藏族自治州; pinyin: Huángnán Zàngzú Zìzhìzhōu
  9. ^ Conventional name: Henan Mongol Autonomous County; Chinese: 河南蒙古族自治县; pinyin: Hénán Měnggǔzú Zìzhìxiàn
  10. ^ Conventional name: Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture; Chinese: 海南藏族自治州; pinyin: Hǎinán Zàngzú Zìzhìzhōu
  11. ^ Conventional name: Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture; Chinese: 果洛藏族自治州; pinyin: Guǒluò Zàngzú Zìzhìzhōu
  12. ^ Conventional name: Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture; Chinese: 玉树藏族自治州; pinyin: Yùshù Zàngzú Zìzhìzhōu
  13. ^ Conventional name: Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture; Chinese: 海西蒙古族藏族自治州; pinyin: Hǎixī Měnggǔzú Zàngzú Zìzhìzhōu
  14. ^ The administrative zones are not standard units of local government, though they do function as such. The administrative zones are not formal administrative subdivisions recognized by the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Nominally part of Delingha City.

Administrative divisions history[edit]

Recent changes in administrative divisions[edit]

Date Before After Note Reference[2][3]
1980-01-09 parts of Haidong Prefecture Xining (PL-City) transferred
parts of Huangzhong County ↳ Jiao District, Xining transferred & established
1983-01-18 all Province-controlled city (P-City) → Prefecture-level city (PL-City) MoCA Announcement
all Prefecture-controlled city (PC-City) → County-level city (CL-City)
1984-05-01 Haixi Prefecture (Aut.)
prefectural-controlled
Mangya AZ established
1985-??-?? provincial-controlled Huangnan Prefecture (Aut.) transferred
↳ Henan County (Aut.) ↳ Henan County (Aut.) transferred
1985-04-24 Haixi Prefecture (Aut.) Haixi Prefecture (Aut.) removed Kazakh Aut.
1985-11-06 Minhe County Minhe County (Aut.) upgraded
Datong County Datong County (Aut.) upgraded
1986-03-05 parts of Chengxi District Chengbei District established
Jiao District, Xining merged into
Chengdong District merged into
Chengzhong District merged into
Chengxi District merged into
1988-04-19 parts of Wulan County Delingha (CL-City) established
parts of Mangya AZ merged
1989-??-?? provincial-controlled Haibei Prefecture (Aut.) transferred
↳ Kuang District Office ↳ Haiyan County merged into
1992-??-?? parts of Mangya AZ Dachaidan AZ established
Lenghu AZ established
1999-12-05 parts of Haidong Prefecture Xining (PL-City) transferred Guohan[1999]142
↳ Huangzhong County ↳ Huangzhong County transferred
↳ Huangyuan County ↳ Huangyuan County transferred
2013-02-08 Haidong Prefecture Haidong (PL-City) upgraded Guohan[2013]23
Ledu County Ledu District upgraded
2013-07-03 Yushu County Yushu (CL-City) upgraded Minhan[2013]219
2015-02-16 Ping'an County Ping'an District upgraded Guohan[2015]38
2018-05-?? Mangya AZ Mangya (CL-City) upgraded
Lenghu AZ merged
Da'qaidam AZ Delingha (CL-City) merged

Population composition[edit]

Prefectures[edit]

Prefecture 2010 2000
Haixi 489,338 369,136
Haibei 273,304 276,723
Xining 2,208,708 1,979,200
Haidong 1,396,846 1,520,074
Hainan 441,689 401,743
Huangnan 256,716 225,462
Yushu 378,439 268,825
Guoluo 181,682 140,397

Counties[edit]

Name Prefecture 2010
Chengdong Xining 359,688
Chengzhong Xining 296,987
Chengxi Xining 242,627
Chengbei Xining 299,002
Huangyuan Xining 437,835
Huangzhong Xining 136,632
Datong Xining 435,937
Ledu Haidong 260,185
Ping'an Haidong 102,975
Minhe Haidong 350,118
Huzhu Haidong 356,437
Hualong Haidong 203,317
Xunhua Haidong 123,814
Qilian Haibei 13,789
Haiyan Haibei 11,497
Gangcha Haibei 11,473
Menyuan Haibei 37,595
Gonghe Hainan 122,966
Tongde Hainan 64,367
Guide Hainan 101,771
Xinghai Hainan 76,025
Guinan Hainan 76,560
Ge'ermu Haixi 215,213
Delingha Haixi 78,184
Wulan Haixi 38,273
Dulan Haixi 76,623
Tianjun Haixi 33,923
Mangya Haixi 31,017
Dachaidan Haixi 13,671
Lenghu Haixi 2,434
Tongren Huangnan 92,601
Jianzha Huangnan 55,325
Zeku Huangnan 69,416
Henan Huangnan 39,374
Maqin Golog 51,245
Baima Golog 27,185
Gande Golog 34,840
Dari Golog 30,995
Jiuzhi Golog 26,081
Maduo Golog 11,336
Yushu Yushu 120,447
Zaduo Yushu 58,268
Chengduo Yushu 55,619
Zhiduo Yushu 30,037
Nangqian Yushu 85,825
Qumalai Yushu 28,243

Drafted and proposed cities[edit]

Qinghai is planning to re-organise the following administrative divisions:

County-level cities
District

References[edit]

  1. ^ 最新县及县以上行政区划代码(截止2014年10月31日) (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China.
  2. ^ 中华人民共和国行政区划沿革 (1949-2006). www.gov.cn. Government of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  3. ^ 县级以上行政区划变更情况 (1999-present). www.mca.gov.cn. Ministry of Civial Affairs of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 11 January 2016.